Side-Effects of Artificial Sweeteners
Autism is on the rise. ABC News with Charles Gibson reported this past week there are now 1 in 91 cases reported. Years ago it began with 1 in 150. It is said that boys have this problem 4 times more than girls. Vaccines given mainly to children contain mercury and it has been discovered this exposure to mercury is part of the recent rise in autism. Many of the vaccines contain a preservative called thimerosal, (mercury-containing preservative) which changes to ethylmercury (used as a preservative in some vaccines) in the bloodstream. It crosses into the blood/brain area and can cause neurological damage. The drug company Eli Lilly has known about this problem since 1940. Using aspartame causes the same problem.
Ever have a “light bulb” moment when you read something and suddenly you get a flash of understanding? This is what happened to me with regards to my own battle with artificial sweeteners as I wrote in my past article called, “Aspartame/Phenylketonurics – Sweet Poison.”
I want to expand on the birth defects caused by this poison which rates the highest and the most dangerous. A study funded by Monsanto found that consuming aspartame was dangerous causing brain damage as well as a risk to the fetus. We have a report from a Ronnie Falcao, LM MS in California, in which she writes in her many publications, and gave testimony to Congress and the FDA advisory groups. Her concern and belief the ingestion of aspartame products should be considered a public health hazard. There is evidence that these products cause medical disorders such as dizziness, confusion, headaches, impaired vision brain tumors and convulsions.
James Bowen, M.D., Author of, “Billions of People Are Now Aspartame Victims” states, “Aspartame Murders Infants. At every point in the fertility process aspartame destroys. It ruins female sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction. Beyond this, aspartame disrupts fetal development by aborting it or inducing defects. And if a live child is born aspartame may have damaged the DNA of the baby cursing future generations.” This study also included men who were to become father’s and consumed aspartame at the time of conception.
The controversy surrounding artificial sweeteners is difficult for folks to believe. “If it’s not safe, then why is it in almost everything we eat?”
Why was it approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? Big business was written all over this one. Then President Ronald Regan fired the FDA Commissioner who would not approve the sweeteners and hired Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes. His own board said not to approve, but we all know what happened next.
The chemicals in sweeteners break down in the body at a degree of 86-Fahrenheit. Aspartame breaks down in the body into 3 chemicals. A mixture of 40% aspartic acid (linked to brain disorders), 50% phenylketonurics (another spelling is – phenylaianine) which decreases serotonin, (sleep) and 10% methanol (known as wood alcohol). The average human body temperature is 98.6 F. Aspartame turns into methanol and formaldehyde when heated.
Dr. H. J. Roberts, MD, FACP, FCCP, Director, Palm Beach Institute For Medical Research – states, “The manifestations of aspartame disease in young children include severe headache, convulsions, unexplained visual loss, rashes, asthma, gastrointestinal problems, obesity, marked weight loss, hypoglycemia, diabetes, addiction (probably largely due to the methyl alcohol), hyperthyroidism, and a host of neuropsychiatric features. The latter include extreme fatigue, irritability, hyperactivity, depression, antisocial behavior (including suicide), poor school performance, the deterioration of intelligence, and brain tumors.”
There are serious side-effects using artificial sweeteners and I have found this to be true in my own life. I discovered while investigating this issue many support groups on the Internet. There was one story of a lady, we will call Jane, whose mind became cloudy and sometimes could not remember what day it was. She went to the emergency room for help and since she did not have any insurance they did no testing, just assumed she was on drugs or drunk.
As the days turned into months, Jane continued to reappear at the emergency room for help. Jane sent to Neurology where they performed a spinal tap. Nothing was showing up. She said it seemed like all her muscles were soft, like no motor control at all. One doctor said she had acute cerebellitis (sudden onset of uncoordinated muscle movement).
The physical problems increased. Jane did not take any nerve or antidepressant drugs and was shaky, very depressed and decided she did not care about living any longer and began to use a walker. While walking across the yard she would fall, like having a mini-stroke. This might happen 5 to 6 times a day. One day the family practitioner asked her how many diet drinks she had in a day. She said one or two, but didn’t tell him the truth. He told her to stop, which she did not.
After a long series of tests they discovered kidney stones. She did not tell the doctor about her excessive use of diet drinks. Her doctor thought her body was making the acid that makes these stones, but come to find out the sweetener poison shut down the tubes that filters the acid to the kidneys. Finally she confessed she had 5 or more a day plus all the other sugar-free stuff as well. She discovered most doctors don’t believe in the aspartame poison and say there is no such thing!
As stated Jane was losing memory, became very depressed, had constant pain in her joints, and was receiving shots for arthritis. She said aspartame is like a time bomb. You drink it and then carry it around in your body waiting for it to go off. The family practitioner told her to get off everything that had any artificial sweetener in it. She did and is now slowly recovering. Her sight and hearing are better and the pain has gradually decreased. Seems this one doctor did his own private research on the aspartame poison because his wife was sick from it and she recovered.
From Scarborough, United Kingdom we have a story of Andrew who one day began feeling like “something was killing me” and landed in the hospital with stroke symptoms. At 43 years old his face droops on one side. The doctors say he has sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis. Found to be aspartame poisoning.
In Australia, we have yet another story of headaches that are unbearable and other people with physical and mental problems. In Texas, there is Helen who tells her story of severe headaches and joint pain. The muscles she said feel bruised and she has become depressed. Her doctors were saying, “It’s just a part of getting older.” She began her own research and found on the Internet that her symptoms were those of aspartame addiction/poisoning.
The stories go on and on and each one is just as sad and heartbreaking as the one before it.
On June 27, 1996 without notifying the public of its decision the FDA removed all the restrictions from aspartame permitting this deadly toxin to be used in everything including all heated and baked items. When the news was released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) we find that aspartame accounted for more than 75% of all reactions to aspartame. The difficulty remains that most victims don’t have any idea that aspartame is the cause of many of their problems!
The following is written out because a chart will not post to the Helium screen properly. A list of symptoms that are linked to aspartame.
Abdominal Pain; Anxiety attacks; Arthritis; Asthma; Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); Allergic like-reactions; Autism; Birth defects; Brain Cancer; Breathing difficulties; Chest Pains; Confusion; Edema (fluid retention); Burning eyes or throat; Burning urination; Diarrhea; Hyperglycemia; Chronic cough; Chronic Fatigue; Dizziness; Depression; Diabetes/complications; Fatigue; Fibromyalgia; Excessive thirst or hunger; Flushing of face; Hair loss; Headaches; Hearing loss; Heart palpitation; Hives; Insomnia; Hives; High blood pressure; Impotency; Itching; Lack of concentration; Infection susceptibility; Irritability; Joint pains; Laryngitis; Lymphoma; Lyme disease; Personality changes; Thinking in fog; Memory loss; Menstrual problems; Migraines; Muscle spasms; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Nausea or vomiting; Multiple Chemical Sensitive (MCS); Numbness or tingling; Panic attacks; Phobias; Poor memory; Rapid heartbeat; Rashes; Tachycardia; Swallowing pain; Seizures/convulsions; Slurring of speech; Tremors; Tinnitus; Vertigo; Vision loss; Weight gain; Depression and other psychological disorders.
If you show any symptoms mentioned, you need to re-evaluate your diet and what you are eating. Particularly look at the “sugar-free” – “no sugar added” information these have hidden aspartame ingredients. Any box/can/bottle/ marked with these word should be considered poison – Acesulfame-K; Phenylketonurics, another spelling for this word is phenylalanine; aspartame, acesufame potassium; sucralose, acesulfame potassium; phenylketonurics aspartame; acesulfame potassium and Neotame. I’m sure there may be a few I may have missed, but you get the idea.
Here’s a frightening story from the “Plane and Pilot” Magazine, written by a Canadian Pilot from Canadian General Aviation News page. A certain pilot expressed concerns over effects from diet drinks that contained aspartame. In 1986 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had evaluated 3,000 complaints. Pilots had side-effects hindering their flying.
Methanol destroys the brain a little at a time. This can result in epileptic seizures, blindness, chest pain, blurred vision, tunnel vision, ringing or buzzing of the ears, dizziness, migraine headaches, and much more. “A hotline was even set up for pilots suffering from acute reactions to aspartame ingestion. Over 600 pilots have reported symptoms including some who have reported suffering grand mal seizures in the cockpit due to aspartame.” www.Mercola.com – Take Control of Your Health.
And why is this aspartame disease left unchecked – because as a people we have NO voice. In that sense of the word, I mean no one who is listening to the thousands of people who speak.
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Dr. James Bowen, (2000) Aspartame Murders Infants-Violates Federal Genocide Law
Why is Autism on the Rise? – Brittany Peterson
Dr. Roy Richard Grinker is Professor of Anthropology and the Human Sciences at The George Washington University and the author of Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism.
Dr. H.J. Roberts, MD, FACP, FCCP, Director – Palm Beach Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Roberts can be seen in the aspartame documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World,